Officer took a phone report of a cold auto burglary that occurred today between 0730-1900 hours. The victim vehicle, a blue 2013 Audi S5 was parked and locked in the small lot off Richmond and Central Avenue. The vehicle’s driver side window was smashed by an unknown object. Vehicle was ransacked but there is no known loss.
Patrons reported a male was creating a disturbance on a Richmond bound train. Officers intercepted the train and off boarded a male that was too intoxicated to care for himself. The male was booked into jail for public intoxication.
The male victim reported that after exiting the station through the south fare gates, he was approached by the black male suspect who panhandled for money. The victim voluntarily gave the suspect a small amount of money, before the suspect demanded the victim’s wallet. The two then struggled for control of the wallet, during which the victim gave the suspect $40. A short time later, the suspect fled, apparently toward the nearby station. Officers responded but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim, who sustained minor hand injuries for which he declined medical attention, further described the suspect as: in his 20’s; 6’ tall; 180 lbs; curly heair; wearing a black leather jacket, and shorts. The investigating officer will search for potential station video.
An officer contacted the suspect after receiving complaints that he was smoking and playing loud music on the train. A records check revealed that the suspect had a valid stay away order held by this agency prohibiting him from all BART stations. The suspect was placed under arrest and booked into the Martinez Jail for violation of the court order. No complainant came forward for the initial violations.
An officer located a vehicle with a smashed passenger side window. The stereo had been removed from the dash. The owner of the vehicle later returned and reported that the damage and theft had been committed between 0700-1608 hours.
A victim reported the theft of their green Bridgestone Submarine bicycle, valued at $300.00, while it was chain-locked at the station between 0740 and 1810 hours. An officer contacted the victim and completed a report.
A victim reported the theft of their grey Huffy brand men’s 12-speed bike, valued at $415.00, while it was cable locked at the station between 1300 hours on 11/15/15 and 1343 hours on 11/16/15. An officer responded and completed a report.
A female victim reported that while preparing to enter her vehicle in the station’s north east lot, an 18-20 year-old black male wearing a black hoodie forcibly grabbed her lunch bag. As the bag was strapped to her forearm, the force used by the suspect caused the victim to fall to the ground – which in turn caused a minor injury to her hand; she declined medical attention. An officer responded to investigate, but the suspect was not located. The officer requested station video requested.
A victim reported that their blue 2011 Toyota SUV was burglarized, via rear passenger door window smash, while parked in stall 549 between 1900 and 2355 hours. The victim reported a wallet, cash and a miscellaneous item were taken during the burglary. An officer responded, processed the vehicle for fingerprints and completed a report.
BART officers responded to the station for a report of a fight in progress on the Richmond train that was on the platform. The victim stated that he was sitting inside the train car when the suspect insisted that he knew him. After several more times of him telling him that he did not know him, the suspect told him to open his bag. The victim did not do so, resulting in the suspect physically attacking him. During the attack the victim was thrown to the ground and in the process was bit numerous times by the suspect on his arm, neck and face. The suspect then placed his knee in the back of the victim's neck while yelling at him that he was going to kill him. The suspect eventually took his knee off of his neck and stood up. Prior to exiting the train car the suspect took $60 in twenties from the victim and went down to the concourse level. BART officers arrived at the station and arrested the suspect who matched the description. The suspect had the $60 in his possession and was subsequently identified by the victim as the person who had attacked him.The victim was checked by medical personnel, but he refused to be transported to the hospital. The suspect was transported and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on the listed charges.
A victim reported that their blue 2005 Toyota Tacoma was burglarized while parked in the station’s northeast lot, stall #608, between 0720 and 1915 hours. The truck’s passenger window was smashed to gain entry and a Kenwood brand stereo was taken. An officer responded, did not locate a printable surface, and completed a report.
Officers responded to the station on the report of a black male firing a handgun possibly at another male. Officers unsuccessfully searched the surrounding area for both subjects, who were last seen on-foot and fleeing west bound from the station. A search of the surrounding neighborhood for structures and/or vehicles potentially damaged by gunfire also ended with negative results. A witness indicated the suspect fired the handgun while standing in the east access road, near the primary concourse area of the station; and where officers subsequently located a single bullet casing. The suspect was further described as 20-30 years of age; wearing a gray top and blue jeans. There was no further description for the second male. El Cerrito Police Officers were notified of the shooting. Officers requested station video, and TSOC was notified.
A victim reported (via telephone) the theft of their gray 2011 Honda Element’s catalytic converter while the vehicle was parked in the west lot, stall 125, between 0830 and 1415 hours. An officer made contact with the victim and completed a report.